The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, His Revelation to man, inerrant in the original writings and that it is therefore the
supreme and final authority in all matters of doctrine, faith and life.
(II Timothy 3:16-17)
The Trinity of the God-Head
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Creation and Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death
which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, are totally depraved and those who reach moral
responsibility become sinners in thought, word, and deed, and that they must be born-again to be accepted of God.
(Romans 5:12; 3:23: John 3:1-21)
The Death, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ
We believe that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and a substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe
in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. We believe that He arose bodily from the dead on the third day in the same body in which
He suffered and died. We also believe that our Lord ascended into Heaven; that He is now seated at the right hand of the Father and is our
High Priest and Divine Advocate with the Father.
We believe that by His finished work of the Cross and His unceasing ministry of intercession in Glory, that Jesus Christ has procured for every
believer Eternal Life.
(I Corinthians 15:3; Romans 5:9; Acts 1:9-11; I Corinthians 15:4; John 20:27; Mark 16:19; Hebrews 8:1; 7:25; I John 2:1; Hebrews 9:12; 5:9;
We believe that the souls of those who have trusted in Christ for Salvation do at death pass immediately into Christ’s presence and there
remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming; but the souls of the unbelievers go after death into conscious misery
until the final judgement of the great white throne following the millennium when souls and body shall be reunited and be cast into the Lake of
Fire. There they shall not be annihilated but shall be consciously enduring the punishment of Hell and of eternal separation from the presence
of the Lord.
(Luke 16:19-26; Luke 23:43; II Corinthians 5:8; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Revelation 20:11-15)
We believe that there is a Literal Hell and a literal fire of Hell as a place for the eternal and conscious punishment of all the unsaved.
(Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-50; Revelation 20:14-15; 21:8; Luke 16:19-31; Numbers 16:1-35)
The Nature of the Church
We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ was begun at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended from Heaven and came into the Church;
that it is composed solely of born-again people who have been called out from among the Jews and Gentiles to become the Body and Bride of
the Lord Jesus.
Christ glorified in Heaven is its Head and the Holy Spirit on earth is the active agent of the God-Head who ever seeks to bring about within its of
existence is to evangelize the world and to complete itself through the winning of lost souls to Christ.
(Acts 2; Romans 1:16; Acts 15:14; Ephesians 5:23-24; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8)
We believe that two ordinances are significant above any other that Christians are commanded to observe, namely Water Baptism and the
Lord’s Supper. While recognizing that Water Baptism has no saving merit it is our conviction that after one is saved, Baptism is the next step in
order to portray to the world the believer’s union with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. It is our conviction that the scriptural method
of Water Baptism is immersion. We believe that Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper to commemorate His death till He comes. We further
believe that Water Baptism by immersion is observed but once, and is a sign of identification, and a testimony to newness of life, but the Lord’s
Supper is commemorative and is to be observed often as a memorial of the Broken Body and the Shed Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:9-13; I Corinthians 11:23-33)
Our Lord’s Second Advent
We believe in the Blessed Hope, the personal, premillennial, pretribulation, and imminent return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, which is
known as the Rapture of the Church. We also believe in the personal, visible and glorious return of Christ to the earth with His Saints at the
end of the Great Tribulation. This phase of His coming is known as the Revelation of Jesus Christ. When He returns to earth with His Saints, we
believe that Jesus Christ will establish His millennial Kingdom and will reign for one thousand years.
(Titus 2:13; I Thessalonians 4:13-17; John 14:3; Revelation 19:11-21; Revelation 20:1-6)
The Personality of Satan
We believe that Satan is a personal being, a fallen angel, prince of demons, the god of his age, the great enticer and deceiver, the adversary
of Christ and His people, the accuser of the brethren, whose end is the Lake of Fire.
(Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:12-19; II Corinthians 4:3-4; I Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:9-10; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10)
Separation and Sanctification (Christian Walk)
We believe that the Scriptures clearly teach non-conformity to the world for every believer; the born-again should be separated from the world
unto Christ; that it is clearly commanded of God to all believers to live lives of separation from all worldly and sinful practices and to be holy as
He is holy. We believe that positional sanctification occurs at the moment of regeneration and that practical sanctification is to be progressive;
provision for holy living is in the believer’s identification with Christ in His death, resurrection and ascension; the indwelling person in and power
of the Holy Spirit; and the believer’s yieldedness to Him; and by the powerful Word of God.
(Colossians 3:1-4; II Corinthians 6:14-17; Titus 2:14; I Peter 1:14-16; Colossians 1:13; Hebrews 10:1, 14; II Corinthians 7:1; II Corinthians 3:18;
II Peter 3:18; II Peter 3:18; Romans 6:1-14; Ephesians 1:15; 2:6; I Corinthians 6:19-20; Galatians 5:16-23; Romans 6:13; John 17:17; Hebrews
4:12; Ephesians 5:25-27)
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit; and that these three are one in essence,
that is, all have precisely the same homage, and obedience.
(John 1:1-4; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 5:3-4; John 4:24; II Corinthians 13:14; Deuteronomy 6:4)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, which is to say, He is himself very God: He took upon Himself our
nature by being born of the Virgin Mary (Matthew 1:23-25) and He died upon the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of the world (I
Peter 2:24; II Corinthians 5:21; I John 2:2). He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified; He ascended into heaven in that
glorified body; He is now our interceding High Priest (I Timothy 2:5); He will come again personally and visibly to set up His kingdom and to
judge the living and the dead (I Thessalonians 4:16-18; Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15; Acts 1:9-11).
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, is of one substance majesty and glory with the Father and the Son, very and eternal God. He
proceeds from the Father and is sent by the Son. His office and work is to reprove and convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgement,
and to dwell in the hearts of true believers, empowering them with spiritual power, stability, energy, teaching and leading them into all truth. H
baptizes all believers into the body of Christ permanently indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.
(John 14:16-26; 16:13-14; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:30)
We believe that Christ is able to heal today even as He did when He was here on earth. The Bible way of divine healing is by confession, faith
and prayer. This is outlined for us by James (James 5:13-14, 16). There is evidence in Scripture that it is not God’s will that every body should
(II Kings 12-14; II Timothy 4:20; Philippians 2:27; II Corinthians 12:1-10)
In as much as the neo-evangelical movement has resulted in the non-scriptural alliance with modernists and liberals in the effort to reach the
world socially and spiritually, we cannot condone, compromise, or go along with any neo-evangelical movement.
(II Corinthians 6:14-18)
We believe there is already an organic union among true believers , and therefore, oppose any “dialogue” which may tend in a general way to
unification with such bodies as modernism or apostasy. We purpose, under God, to stand true to the purity of the Scriptures; the Deity of our
Lord Jesus Christ; and the traditional Christian faith as outlined in the New Testament.
We do not recognize, endorse or have any part of the Charismatic Movement, including speaking in tongues, command healing, etc.
(I Corinthians 13:8-13; I Corinthians 14:33-40)
We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts; and that the gifts of evangelists, pastors, and teachers are sufficient for the
perfecting of the saints today; and, that speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles gradually ceased as the New Testament
Scriptures were completed and their authority became established (I Corinthians 13:8-11; 12:4-11; Ephesians 4:7-12). Signs and miracles
were used of God to prove that Christ was the Messiah and that the disciples were of Him.
(Hebrews 2:3-4; Acts 2:22)
Having been led by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour, and on the profession of our faith (we do now in the
presence of God, angels and this assembly) most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ. We
engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of the gospel of the Lord Jesus
Christ, in knowledge and in holiness to promote the Church’s prosperity and spirituality to sustain its worship, discipline, and doctrine as found
in the Word of God; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and
the spread of the Gospel through all nations. We also engage to maintain family and private devotions; to Biblically educate our children, to
seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances, to walk circumspectly in the world; to avoid all tattling, backbiting and excessive anger, to
abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drink as a beverage, tobacco and narcotic drugs “not being brought into bondage” by the habits
of the world, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the work of our Saviour. We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly
love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid one another in distress; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and
mindful of the rules of our Saviour, to secure it without delay.